What type of bedding do you use?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mymilliefleur, Jan 4, 2015.

What type of bedding do you use?

Poll closed Jan 31, 2015.
  1. Straw

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Hay

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Leaves

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Pine Straw (Pine needles)

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Pine shavings

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Wood chips

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Grass clippings

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  8. Sand

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  9. Other (Please explain)

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I'm doing a bedding project, and I thought it would be interesting to see which types of bedding are most commonly used.
    Also, how often do you change/add bedding?
    Thanks in advance. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    i use straw. [​IMG]
     
  3. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straw, i completely sweep it out every 2-3 days depending on the weather.
     
  4. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    I use pine straw and leave cause they are common here and I don't have to buy them
     
  5. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to get a load of straw tomorrow use wood chips in summer
     
  6. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nesting boxes have pine shavings; coop floor has sand / PDZ mix.
     
  7. NotableNancy

    NotableNancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing I use.
    (And I love your Corgis! I have one and may get a 2nd this year!!)
     
  8. yellowchicks

    yellowchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use pine shaving with a poop board inside the coop; clean the poop tray daily to compost. The pine shaving bedding is clean out completely every 2 weeks, dump it into the run for deep litter method. I rake the run at least once a day. Nesting box uses artificial turf, shake it out once a week or as needed.
     
  9. I use pine shavings as well.I clean them out when they start to have a hint of a bad smell.nonetheless,it takes a month before I will change.
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Thanks everyone!
     

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